Strawberry Shortcake With Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

Instead of shortcake or angel food cake, this delicious recipe calls for buttermilk biscuits. I believe this recipe originally came from a Bon Apetit magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Biscuits: Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Gradually add the buttermilk, tossing with a fork until large moist clumps form.
  5. Gather the dought into a ball. Divide it into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a 3-inch round. Transfer the rounds to a baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  6. Bake the biscuits until a tester inserted into the centre comes out dry (about 20 minutes) - the biscuits will be pale. Transfer the biscuits to a rack and cool until they are lukewarm. (The biscuits can be prepared 6 hours ahead; cool, wrap tightly in aluminum foil, and store at room temperature; before serving, reheat the biscuits in a 350 F oven for 5 minutes).
  7. Strawberry Filling: Combine the strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and raspberry preserves in a large bowl. Toss to coat. Let the strawberries stand for about one hour until a syrup forms, tossing occasionally.
  8. Whipped Cream: Beat the chilled whipping cream, vanilla extract, and remaining 3 tbsp of sugar in another large bowl until stiff peaks form. (The whipped cream can be made 6 hours ahead; cover separately and chill).
  9. Assemble: Cut the buttermilk biscuits in half. Place each biscuit bottom in a shallow bowl. Top each generously with strawberries and whipped cream. Cover the fruit and cream with the biscuit tops. Dust the biscuits with powdered sugar and serve.
Most Helpful

These were delicious! I 've tried many "shortcake" recipes, this one was the best. 1/4 sugar on the strawberries is plenty! The jam added a nice touch as well.

Jun March 07, 2016

What a terrific recipe Lumberjackie. We enjoyed our strawberry shortcake very much. The biscuits were perfect, light, tender, fluffy and crisp on the outside. What a great Father's Day dessert this was. Quick and very easy to make. My dh was in flavor heaven. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely recipe.

Baby Kato June 17, 2014

Gorgeous - strawberries were a little sweet, maybe add some alcohol next time. I added some mascarpone to the cream to offset the sweetness. Biscuits needed a few more minutes (covered) to cook

vickirecipes April 13, 2014